Troy Polamalu and
Polamalu finished the 2008 season with a career-high seven interceptions and led the Steelers defense to its second Super Bowl victory in four years. Late in the first half of the Steelers-Titans 2009 season opener, Polamalu, who was having an All-Pro first half, suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee after 262-pound Titan Alge Crumpler fell on his leg. Polamalu played in just four more games for the season. Although Fitzgerald posted lower receiving yards (1,092) in 2009 after consecutive 1,400-yard seasons, he managed to score a career-high 13 TDs. However, much like with Eddie George, Fitzgerald's following season ended with a career-low in TDs (six).